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British man pays children in the Philippines to perform sex acts on the Internet

By Mason White 12:55 PM November 7, 2014
Simeon Osen 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of committing sex crimes against children after paying kids to perform sex acts on the Internet, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 53-year-old Simeon Osen of Chigwell, was sentenced to five years in prison.

According to the Metropolitan Police Service, the former company director paid and directed children in the Philippines to perform sex acts over the Internet.

Osen of Forest Lane, pleaded guilty to 20 offenses at the Harrow Crown Court on Friday. He has been ordered to appear on the Sex Offenders Register for life and has been given a Sexual Offenses Prevention Order.

The Met’s Child Abuse, Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Command, began investigating Osen following an allegation that he abused a 13-year-old girl.

During the course of the investigation, Osen’s personal computers were examined and a cache of images and movies of an indecent nature were found.

One computer seized from his work premises in Harlow, revealed over 41,000 messages of online video chat with people in Manila, Philippines, during which Osen was directing the abuse of children as young as ten years old.

His computer contained screenshots of young girls.

Osen made 69 payments at a cost of £5,880.99 ($9,180) to six people in the Philippines, believed to be involved in child sexual exploitation.

Osen was convicted of 14 counts of arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offense, 5 counts of making indecent photographs of a child and 1 count of attempting to arrange or facilitate commission of a child sex offense.